Could Ativan cause Palpitations - from FDA reports


Summary

Palpitations is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 43,709 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA. Among them, 929 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations and more.

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Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 47,091 users)

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 75,308 Palpitations patients).

On Dec, 23, 2016

43,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 929 people (2.13%) have Palpitations


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Palpitations?

Time on Ativan when people have Palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.85 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.85 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.54 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 34.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.54 %
  • 10+ years: 11.54 %

Gender of people who have Palpitations when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 77.97 %
  • male: 22.03 %

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.13 %
  • 10-19: 1.03 %
  • 20-29: 11.24 %
  • 30-39: 11.24 %
  • 40-49: 17.31 %
  • 50-59: 24.29 %
  • 60+: 34.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (163 people, 17.55%)
  • Depression (74 people, 7.97%)
  • Pain (67 people, 7.21%)
  • Osteoporosis (46 people, 4.95%)
  • High Blood Pressure (46 people, 4.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (136 people, 14.64%)
  • Ambien (126 people, 13.56%)
  • Lasix (112 people, 12.06%)
  • Xanax (109 people, 11.73%)
  • Neurontin (104 people, 11.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (325 people, 34.98%)
  • Chest Pain (323 people, 34.77%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (298 people, 32.08%)
  • Nausea (296 people, 31.86%)
  • Dizziness (279 people, 30.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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